Andrea Ballestero

WEBSITE(S)| https://anthropology.rice.edu/andrea-ballestero

Andrea Ballestero (aballes@rice.edu) is Associate Professor of Anthropology and the convener of the Ethnography Studio, an interdisciplinary space for ethnographic experimentation. Her interests include legal and political anthropology, science and technology studies, political economy, value and liberalism. She is currently working on a new project examining how subterranean spaces are being re-constituted as public goods by articulating legal forms and remote sensing technologies. She has recently finished her first book looking at how fundamental figures of liberalism, such as human rights and commodities, are given material form through a series of techno-legal devices in Latin America. She has also published on issues such as transparency, regulatory translations and affect, decision-making and the public sphere, the form of political collectives, and the materiality of rights. You can access her publications by clicking here.